|Hancock - The Train Journey - Duncan Wood|
Series 5 Episode 5
Keywords: Classic TV; Tony Hancock; Sidney James; Comedy
Downloads: 12,517 (7 reviews)
|The House I Live In - Mervyn LeRoy and Frank Ross|
Frank Sinatra teaches some young boys a lesson about tolerance.
Keywords: Frank Sinatra; Mervyn Le Roy; Frank Ross; Albert Maltz; The House I Live In
Downloads: 76,658 (6 reviews)
|Tom and Jerry: Wot A Night - Van Bueren Studios|
Original 1931 Tom and Jerry cartoon from Van Bueren Studios
Keywords: Tom and Jerry; Van Bueren Studios; Black and White; Cartoons
|The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler|
Westbrook Van Vorhees narrates this 1958 television documentary about the nazi regime.
Keywords: World War II; WWII Programs; Germany; Hitler; Nazi Party; NSDAP
Downloads: 16,250 (1 review)
|Marvellous Melbourne - Charles Cozens Spencer|
Full Title: Marvellous Melbourne - Queen City of the South An early documentary film about the City of Melbourne, then the interim capital city of Australia. Made in 1910. The director Charles Cozens Spencer was famous for his bushranger films: "Captain Starlight" (Robbery Under Arms), "Captain Midgnight - The Bush King", "The Life and Adventures of John Vane, The Notorious Australian Bushranger", "Dan Morgan, The Terror of the Australian Bush" (Mad Dog Morgan)...
Keywords: Documentaries; Australia; Melbourne
|The Eruption of Mt St Helens|
documentary about the eruption of Mt St Helens
Keywords: Mt St Helens; Volcano; eruption; science; study; evacuation; civil defense; proceedure
Downloads: 30,346 (3 reviews)
|Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour (The Sleeping Cardinal) - Julius Hagen|
This rare Sherlock Holmes film was released at the same time as the Raymond Massey picture "The Speckled Band". The story is partly based on two Conan Doyle short stories: "The Final Problem" and "The Empty House". Sceptical about the potential success of the film, the producers sold the rights to the film to "First Division Pictures" for 800 pounds. The film was released in July 1931 under the title "Sherlock Holmes' Fatal Hour"...
Keywords: Feature Films; Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Wontner; Ian Fleming; The Sleeping Cardinal
Downloads: 13,984 (7 reviews)
|Day of the Killer Tornadoes|
government documentary film about savage weather.
Keywords: weather; tornado; day of the killer tornadoes
Downloads: 5,130 (4 reviews)
|Dressed To Kill - Roy William Neill|
Three cheap musical boxes (each one playing a subtly different version of "The Swagman"), manufactured in Dartmoor Prison, are sold at a local auction house. However, a criminal gang is determined to steal and recover all three, even if it means committing murder. Sherlock Holmes tries to recover the music boxes and crack the secret code contained in the tune before the gang can get what they want...
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Basil Rathbone; Nigel Bruce; Patricia Morrison; Holmes Herbert; Harry Cording; Arthur Conan Doyle; mystery; musical boxes; murder; Dr Watson; Roy William Neill; Universal Pictures
Downloads: 4,969 (1 review)
|Charlie Chan's Secret - John Stone|
San Francisco is the scene of Chan's newest and most baffling mystery! An ocean liner sinks off Honolulu and Allen Colby, heir to millions, is presumed dead...but local sleuth Charlie Chan is not so sure, and flies to San Francisco to investigate further. Somehow, the missing Colby is there ahead of him...but is knifed in the back before seeing anyone. Further events revolve around spiritualist Mrs...
Keywords: Warner Oland; Charlie Chan
Downloads: 27,851 (8 reviews)
|A Christmas Carol - J. Searle Dawley|
Originally released Christmas 1910, this Edison production features Charles Ogle (Frankenstein) as Bob Cratchet. Remastered, retitled, tinted and new soundtrack added in 2010.
Keywords: 1910; Silent; Charles Dickens; Christmas; A Christmas Carol; Charles Ogle
Downloads: 34,336 (6 reviews)
|The Wizard Of Oz 1925 - Larry Semon|
Larry Semon's 1925 film of The Wizard Of Oz. Features Oliver Hardy.
Keywords: Larry Semon; Oliver Hardy
Downloads: 10,584 (1 review)
|Night Of The Living Dead - Russell Streiner; Karl Hardman|
Some different prints of the all-time classic. 1. Raw untouched video master - how the film has been seen on late night TV and PD video's and DVDs for years. 2. A remastered version of the film presented in HD. 3. Rare international widescreen theatrical release print presented 16:9 enhanced. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Published without a valid Copyright Notice. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000046101 PA reg...
Keywords: horror; zombie; low budget; independent
Downloads: 17,360 (1 review)
|Embryo - Sandy Howard|
1970s retelling of the Frankenstein story with Rock Hudson as the scientist and Barbara Carrera as the 'creature' he grows from Embryo to Woman in four and a half weeks. Also stars Roddy McDowall, Diane Ladd and Dr Joyce Brothers. This movie was reissued in the 1980s a "Created to Kill". Public domain due to the omission of a required copyright notice. Sourced from a 30 year old Betamax tape.
Keywords: Sci-Fi; horror; Rock Hudson; Diane Ladd; Barbara Carrera; Roddy McDowell; Dr Joyce Brothers; Frankenstein; Genetics; pdmovies
Downloads: 28,644 (11 reviews)
|Charlie Chan in Dark Alibi|
THE MASTER OF MYSTERY EXPOSES A GENIUS OF CRIME! Three men are convicted of bank robbery, the main evidence against them being that their fingerprints were found at the scene. However, Charlie Chan believes them to be innocent, and his investigation reveals that they are indeed innocent and that their fingerprints were forged and planted in the prison files to frame them. Charlie sets out to uncover the real bank robbers...
Keywords: Sidney Toler; Charlie Chan; Benson Fong; Mantan Moreland
Downloads: 42,462 (7 reviews)
|Haldane of the Secret Service - Harry Houdini|
Heath Haldane (Houdini) attempts to track down the vicious criminal gang responsible for his government agent father's death while also saving the girl he loves.
Keywords: harry houdini; houdini picture corp; magician; action; g-man; secret service; crime; mystery; action; silent films
|Cat-Women of the Moon - Al Zimbalist|
This is a classic b-Grade Sci-fi movie from 1953. Leonmard Maltin called it "the best of the So-Bad-it's-Good movies". Sometime shown in 3-d, always shown with a score by Elmer Bernstein, this picture is also known as "Rocket to the Moon". A group of space travellers find themselves landing on a hostile moon inhabited by beautiful women in tight black costumes and heavy eye makeup. COPYRIGHT NOTE: This film is public domain because of the failure of it's producer/copyright owner to lodge a copyr...
Keywords: Sci-Fi; Cat-Women; Sonny Tufts; B-Grade; Elmer Bernstein
Downloads: 50,733 (28 reviews)
|The Speckled Band - Herbert Wilcox|
Rare Sherlock Holmes film starring Raymond Massey as SHerlock Holmes. Lyn Harding who plays Dr Rylot later appeared as Moriarty in "Silver Blaze"/"Murder at the Baskervilles."
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Raymond Massey
Downloads: 36,317 (6 reviews)
|Cobra - Rudolph Valentino|
In this later film, Rudolph Valentino plays a poor Italian noble man. He takes a job in New York and falls in love.
Keywords: Valentino; silent; feature
Downloads: 10,127 (4 reviews)
|Jail Bait - Edward D Wood Jr|
Jail Bait (1954) Directed by Edward D Wood Jr. A Howco Release A vicious criminal uses plastic surgery to escape the police.This movie features Steve Reeves (undubbed). This is the original version of the film released in 1954. This film was registered for copyright (1954 LP3883) and never renewed. It entered the public domain on 1 January 1983.
Keywords: Edward D Wood Jr; Mystery; Crime Thriller; Steve Reeves; Delores Fuller; Lyle Talbot; Ed Wood
Downloads: 32,914 (13 reviews)
|The Sheik - Jesse L Lasky|
Legendary Valentino picture. Valentino stars as an Arabian who falls in love with an English woman in this classic silent picture. Visit the IMDB page here.
Keywords: Rudolph Valentino; Adventure; Romance; The Sheik; Paramount; Jesse Lasky; Silent Films
Downloads: 32,528 (4 reviews)
|The Case of The Screaming Bishop - Howard Swift|
A 1944 Columbia Phantasy cartoon parodying Sherlock Holmes. Originally released in Black and White. Hairlock Combs and his assitant Gotsome, of 223 Baker St, attempt to solve the mystery of a disappearing dinosaur skeleton.
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Conan Doyle; Animation; Columbia; Phantasy; Cartoon
Downloads: 6,425 (4 reviews)
|The Three Stooges Collection|
Collection of Three Stooges related film and television appearances in the public domain. SHORTS Disorder in the Court (1936) Sing A Song Of Six Pants (1947) Brideless Groom (1947) Malice in the Palace (1949) FEATURE Swing Parade (1946) TELEVISION APPEARANCES Jerks of All Trades (1949 Pilot) Ed Wynn Show (1950 Full Show) Steve Allen (1959 Clips) Danny Thomas (1965 Clips) TRAILERS Around the World in a Daze (1963) Gold Raiders (1951) Have Rocket Will Travel (1959) Snow White and The Three Stooges...
Keywords: Three Stooges; comedy
|The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Dying Detective - Maurce Elvey|
Eille Norwood appears as Sherlock Holmes in this episode from the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series (1921) Special contents of this edition copyright 2010 Shane I Sullivan. Permission to use these items is granted under creative commons licence.
Keywords: Feature Films; Silent films; Sherlock Holmes; Maurice Elvey; Eille Norwood
|The Great Train Robbery - Edwin S Porter|
Filmed in November 1903 at Edison's New York studio, at Essex County Park in New Jersey, and along the Lackawanna railroad and released in December 1903, "The Great Train Robbery" is considered to be one of the first significant early US narrative films. Greatly influenced by the British film "Daring Daylight Robbery" (1903) it introduced many new cinematic techniques (cross cutting, double exposure, camera movement and location shooting) to American audiences...
Keywords: 1903; Silent; Thomas Edison; Edwin S Porter; Great Train Robbery; pdmovies
Downloads: 26,771 (1 review)
|Terror By Night - Roy William Neill|
In the thirteenth Rathbone/Bruce adventure, Holmes and Watson are charged with guarding a priceless diamond "The Star of Rhodesia" as it journeys to Scotland by train. There are all manner of weird and unusual passengers to contend with as well as a few menacing villains including the notorious Col Sebastian Moran. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered for copyright under LP182 on 8 Feb 1946. TERROR BY NIGHT...
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Basil Rathbone; Nigel Bruce; Dennis Hoey; Alan Mowbray; Harry Cording; Arthur Conan Doyle; mystery; the empty house; murder; Dr Watson; Roy William Neill; Universal Pictures
|The Sinking of the Lusitania - Winsor McCay|
The Sinking of the Lusitania, released in 1918, is an animated short film by American artist Winsor McCay. It features a short 12 minute explanation of the sinking of RMS Lusitania after it was struck by two torpedoes fired from a German U-boat. The film was one of many animated silent films published to create anti-German sentiment during World War I. McCay illustrated some 25,000 drawings for the production...
Keywords: Lusitantia; Winsor McCay; Animation; History; World War I; Propaganda
Downloads: 28,260 (5 reviews)
|The Woman In Green - Roy William Neill|
The 11th film in the Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holmes series, "The Woman In Green" explores Professor Moriarty's plan to blackmail wealthy gentlemen, making them think they murdered the young female victims of a Jack The Ripper style serial killer. This is a slightly better print than the others already available on the Internet Archive. Copyright Status: PUBLIC DOMAIN Registered for copyright LP13455 25 July 1945: THE WOMAN IN GREEN...
Keywords: Sherlock Holmes; Basil Rathbone; Nigel Bruce; Henry Daniel; Hillary Brooke; Paul Cavanagh; Arthur Conan Doyle; mystery; the empty house; murder; Dr Watson; Roy William Neill; Universal Pictures
Downloads: 5,424 (1 review)
|Burke's Law - Aaron Spelling|
The only PD episode of Burke's Law. Episode Title: "Who Killed Jason Shaw" S1 E15 This show was originally set to air on 22 November 1963. It was pushed back by the network's coverage of John F Kennedy's assassination. This film is in the public domain because its copyright was not renewed in 1991, which was the necessary time for any film with a date in notice of 1963.
Keywords: Classic TV; Gene Barry; Burke's Law; Millionare Detective
Downloads: 19,284 (3 reviews)
|Police Station - Sandy Howard|
This is a 1959 episode of a police drama called "Police Station". This show dealt with the day-to-day goings on in the Precinct 11 Station. 39 episodes were made and the show was syndicated. Very few episodes survive. IMDB only lists two of them here. The story in this episode follows conflicting stories about what happened during a teenage gang war and the arrest of an elderly con woman. Contains original ads.
Keywords: Classic TV; Police; Police Station; Sandy Howard; Harvey Bernhard
Downloads: 12,879 (7 reviews)
|Fog Island - Terry Morse|
Leo, a former convict, is living in seclusion on an island with his step-daughter, the daughter of his late wife. Leo was framed by a group of former business associates, and he also suspects that one of them killed his wife. He has invited the group to his island, tempting them by hinting about a hidden fortune, and he has installed a number of traps and secret passages in his home. He is aided in his efforts by a former cell-mate who holds a grudge against the same persons...
Keywords: Mystery; Thriller; PRC; George Zucco; Lionel Atwill
Downloads: 27,128 (9 reviews)
|Alice in Wonderland - Cecil Hepworth|
Cecil Hepworth's 1903 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland
Keywords: Alice in Wonderland; Cecil Hepworth; Nitrate Film; 1903
Downloads: 23,172 (2 reviews)
|The Bat - Robert Saudek|
Episode one of the series "The Dow Hour Of Great Mysteries" (31 Mar 1960) Kinescope recording of an elaborately staged television version of the often filmed 1922 Avery Hopwood and Mary Roberts Rinehart play "The Bat". Hosted by Joseph N Welch. Starring: Helen Hayes, Jason Robards Jr, Margaret Hamilton. A sinister criminal known as "The Bat" tries to find stolen securities hidden in the rambling mansion owned by the deceased owner of a bank and rented by spinster Cordelia Van Gorder...
Keywords: old house; old dark house; helen hayes; jason robards; margaret hamilton; nbc; dow hour of great mysteries; classic tv; film; kinescope; joseph n welch
|Arthur Conan Doyle - Fox Film Corporation|
A 1927 Fox newsreal interview with the author and spiritualist, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He speaks about his greatest literary creation, Sherlock Holmes, and his work in spiritualism.
Keywords: Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes; Spiritualism
Downloads: 12,344 (6 reviews)
|The Ghoul - T Hayes Hunter|
The Ghoul is a 1933 British Horror film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger and Ralph Richardson, whose debut film this was. The plot centres around a Professor (Karloff) who is to be buried with an Egyptian jewel in order to attain eternal life. When the jewel is stolen by his servant, the professor rises from the dead to reclaim it. The film, based on the play and novel by Dr...
Keywords: Horror; Egypt; Mummy; Boris Karloff; Cedric Hardwicke; Ralph Richardson; Lost Film
Downloads: 123,780 (12 reviews)
|Captain Z-ro - Atilla The Hun|
Episode 11 of the syndicated filmed series. Captain Z-ro uses his time machine to protect humankind at various junctions in history. Public domain status: Registered as a published film 14 Jan 55 (LP11100). No renewed. Subsequent copyright re-registration rejected in 1985: Captain Z-Ro/Attila the Hun. By Captain Z-Ro Productions, Inc. Type of Work: Cancelled Registration Cancelled Registration Number: PA0000216073 PA reg...
Keywords: Sci - fi; Classic TV
Downloads: 3,412 (2 reviews)
|Mr ED "Wilbur Gets The Message... About Payroll Savings!" - Arthur Lubin|
Rare lost episode of Mr Ed. One of only two episodes that are in the Public Domain. This episode is, essentially, an episode length public service announcement on behalf of the US treasury. Wilbur and Mr Ed extol the virtues of payroll saving plans and their benefits for the American way of life. Alan Young (Wilbur), Connie Hines (Carol), Mr Ed (Mr Ed), George O'Hanlon (The Electrician) Directed by Arthur Lubin IMDB page
Keywords: Classic TV; Mr Ed; Alan Young; Public Service Announcement; Bonds; Payroll; Rare; Lost Episode
Downloads: 6,893 (2 reviews)
|I'm A Fool (GE Theater)|
James Dean, Natalie Wood and Eddie Albert star in this live TV play. Hosted by Ronald Reagan.
Keywords: Classic TV; James Dean; Eddie Albert; Natalie Wood; Ronald Reagan
Downloads: 6,456 (5 reviews)
|The Trap - James S Burkett|
The final Charlie Chan episode to feature Sydney Toler in the role. Public domain due to lack of copyright notice on original prints
Keywords: Feature Films; Charlie Chan; Sydney Toler; Mantan Moreland
Downloads: 26,360 (3 reviews)
|The Eye Creatures - Larry Buchanan|
The Eye Creatures (also known as Attack of the Eye Creatures, or Attack of the the Eye Creatures from a production error) is a 1965 science-fiction film about an invasion of an unnamed American countryside by a flying saucer and its silent, shambling alien occupants. While the military ineptly attempts to stop the invasion, a group of young people, whose reports to the local police are dismissed as pranks or wild imagination, struggle to defend themselves against the menacing monsters...
Keywords: Sci-Fi; Aliens; Larry Buchanan
Downloads: 26,107 (8 reviews)
|The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - William Selig|
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) is the earliest surviving film version of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, made by the Selig Polyscope Company without Baum's direct input. It was created to fulfill a contractual obligation associated with Baum's personal bankruptcy caused by The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays, from which it was once thought to have been derived. It was partly based on the 1902 stage musical, though much of the film deals with the Wicked Witch of the West, who does not appear in the mus...
Keywords: Wizard of Oz; 1910; L Frank Baum; Silent
Downloads: 69,809 (6 reviews)
|In The Year 2889 - Larry Buchanan|
IN THE YEAR 2889 Starring: PAUL PETERSON AND QUINN O'HARE A group of post A-war survivors gathered together in a valley, are menaced by cannibalistic human mutants with telepathic powers.
Keywords: Sci-Fi; Aliens; Larry Buchanan; Post - Apocalyptic
Downloads: 34,590 (8 reviews)
|Rediscovery (NASA Science Series) - NASA|
A series of documentaries produced by NASA The 4 Episodes include: -Earthquake Below -Flood Below -Hurricane Below -Tornado Below
Keywords: NASA; Science; Earthquake; Tornado; Flood; Hurricane
Downloads: 4,466 (1 review)
|The Phantom Fiend - Julius Hagen|
The first talking remake of the 1927 Alfred Hitchcock classic, The Lodger. Stars Ivor Novello in the role of the lodger and an early appearance by Jack Hawkins. Produced by Julius Hagen and directed by Maurice Elvey
Keywords: The Lodger; Hitchcock; Julius Hagen; Marie Belloc Lowndes; Maurice Elvey
Downloads: 13,034 (2 reviews)
|The Torch - Emilio Fernandez|
Paulette Goddard and Pedro Armendariz star in this story about a revolutionary who takes over a small Mexican town. The townspeople begin to argue about whether to resist him or join him. This is a Spanish print of a US/Mexican Co-production. The dialogue is in English the titles and subtitles are in Spanish.
Keywords: Feature Films; Paulette Goddard; Pedro Armendariz; Spanish Subtitles; Mexico
|"The Three Stooges" Failed Pilot - Moe Howard|
This is a failed pilot for a "Three Stooges" TV show. The concept of the show was that the Stooges would try a new profession each show. In this episode they are interior decorators. Features Moe, Larry and Shemp
Keywords: Classic TV; The Three Stooges; Larry Fine; Moe Howard; Shemp Howard; Failed Pilot; Kinoscope
Downloads: 31,866 (9 reviews)
|A Shot in The Dark - George R Batcheller|
The infallible detective meets the perfect crime! A group of people gathered in an old mansion are being systematically murdered by a hooded killer. Another Chesterfield classic with Charles Starrett
Keywords: Chesterfield Pictures; Charles Starrett; Charles Lamont; B Picture
Downloads: 15,303 (3 reviews)
|The Adventures of Ellery Queen - The Hanging Acrobat - DuMont Network - Irving and Norman Pincus|
This is an episode of the DuMont Network's "The Adventures of Ellery Queen" (1950-54). This ran on the DuMont Network before moving to the ABC. The series was also shown in Australia, where it played on Channel 2 on Thursdays at 9pm throughout 1957. The actor who plays Ellery, Richard Hart, died part way through the series and was replaced by Lee Bowman. About 50 episodes were made over its two runs but only a small amount survive...
Keywords: Classic TV; Ellery Queen; Dumont; Mystery; Richard Hart
Downloads: 13,504 (8 reviews)
|Warner Brothers "Break Downs" and "Blow Ups" 1936-1947 - The Warner Club|
These are most of the surviving Blooper reels produced by The Warner Club an organisation comprising Warner Bros Stars and Crew. These reels were produced most years and shown at their annual dinner to poke fun at the mistakes that had been made during that year's productions. Some of the people who appear Eddie Acuff, Eddie Albert, Mary Astor, Ralph Bellamy, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan, George Brent, Sheila Bromley, James Cagney, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Gary Cooper, Bette Davis,...
Keywords: Bloopers; Gag Reel; Warner Bros; Stars
Downloads: 27,240 (11 reviews)
|The Adventure of the Speckled Band - Marshall Grant and Stanley Rubin|
Originally created as a pilot for a series of Holmes films this became a one off episode for the Lucky Strike sponsored "Your Show Time" series. It was originally aired on 25 March 1949 (Season 1 Episode 10)
Keywords: Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes; Speckled Band; Alan Napier; Melville Cooper; Alan Shields; Your Show Time; Classic TV
Downloads: 12,017 (5 reviews)